The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Messages in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” (pt. I)

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“Eyes Wide Shut” was promoted as a steamy, suspenseful movie starring the “It” couple of the day: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. While the actors were prominently featured in the movie, it is everything around them that told the true story of “Eyes Wide Shut”. Stanley Kubrick’s attention to detail and symbolism gave the movie an entire other dimension – one that cannot be seen by those who have their eyes wide shut. This multiple-part series will look at the hidden symbolism of Kubrick’s final film.

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I remember when I first watched Eyes Wide Shut, back in 1999. Boy, did I hate it. I hated how slow everything was, I hated how Nicole Kidman tried to sound drunk or high and I hated seeing Tom Cruise walk around New York looking concerned. I guess I reacted the same way critics did at the time the movie came out and thought: “This movie is boring and there is nothing hot about it.” More than a decade later, equipped with a little more knowledge and patience, I re-watched the movie … and it blew my mind. In fact, like most Stanley Kubrick films, an entire book could be written about the movie and the concepts it addresses. Eyes Wide Shut is indeed not simply about a relationship, it is about all of the outside forces and influences that define that relationship. It is about the eternal back-and-forth between the male and female principles in a confused and decadent modern world. Also, more importantly, it is about the group that rules this modern world – a secret elite that channels this struggle between the male and female principles in a specific and esoteric matter. The movie however does not spell out anything. Like all great art, messages are communicated through subtle symbols and mysterious riddles.

Stanley Kubrick unexpectedly died only five days after submitting the final cut of the movie to Warner Bros, making Eyes Wide Shut his swan song. Considering the fact that Eyes Wide Shut is about an occult secret society that eliminates those who cross its path, some theories arose about Kubrick’s death and its suspicious nature. Did he reveal to the public too much, too soon? Maybe.

Let’s look at the main themes of Kubrick’s last creation.

The Modern Couple

The stars of Eyes Wide Shut were the “It” couple of 1999: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Those who were expecting the movie to be a sort of voyeuristic experience showing hot scenes of the couple were probably very disappointed. The audience rather got a cold, egoistic and profoundly unsatisfied couple, one that seems to be tied together not by pure love, but by other factors, like convenience and appearances. While the couple is very “modern” and “upper-class”, the forces that keep it together are the result of basic, primal and almost animalistic behavior. If we look at the instinctive behavior of humans and animals, males primarily look for females that have good child-bearing qualities while females look for a strong provider. Remnants of this behavior still exist today as males tend to display wealth and power to attract females while females showcase their beauty to attract males. In Eyes Wide Shut, the couple perfectly follows that instinctive script.

Tom Cruise’s character is called Dr. Bill … as in dollar bill. Several times during the movie, Dr. Bill either waves his money or his “doctor badge” at people to get them to do what he wants. Bill is part of the upper class and his dealings with people of the lower class are often resolved with money.

In order to get this taxi driver to wait for him in front of the mention, Dr. Bill tears up a hundred dollar bill and promises him to give him the other half when he comes back. Dr. Bill's motto is probably "Everybody has a price".
In order to get this taxi driver to wait for him in front of the elite mansion, Dr. Bill tears up a hundred dollar bill and promises him to give him the other half when he comes back. Dr. Bill’s motto is probably “Everybody has a price”. Does his own wife have a price?

Played by Nicole Kidman, Alice lost her job in the art world and is now fully supported by her husband’s salary. While she lives very comfortably, Alice appears to be extremely bored with her life as a stay at home mother. The name Alice is most likely a reference to the main character of Alice in Wonderland – a fairy tale about a privileged girl who is bored with her life and who goes “through the looking glass” to end up in Wonderland. In Eyes Wide Shut, Alice is often shown staring at the looking glass – grooming herself or … maybe looking for something more to life.

Alice spends a lot of time in front of the mirror being pretty - maybe because it is the only "attribute" that keeps her in that social status. Her daughter, Helena (maybe named after Helena of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world) follows in her footsteps.
Alice is often shown in front of the mirror and making herself pretty. At the beginning of the movie, almost everyone who talk to her mention her appearance. Her daughter Helena (maybe named after Helena of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world) follows in her footsteps.
Promotional images for the movies feature Alice kissing Bill but looking at herself in the mirror, almost as if she was living in an alternate reality.
Promotional images for the movie feature Alice kissing Bill but looking at herself in the mirror, almost as if she was seeing an alternate reality.

While the couple shows signs of fatigue, Bill and Alice put on their “happy masks” when it is time to attend social events. Like the elite people they socialize with, there is a big difference between the facade they put on and reality.

Brushing With the Elite

Bill and Alice go to a classy party given by Victor Ziegler, one of Bill’s wealthy patients. Judging from Victor’s house, he is not simply rich, he is part of the ultra-elite. While his party is very elegant and is attended by highly cultured people, it doesn’t take long for the viewers to realize that this facade hides a disgusting dark side. Also, small details inserted by Kubrick hint to a link between the party and the occult ritual that occurs later in the movie.

When entering the party, the first thing  we see is this odd star-shaped Christmas decoration. This particular decoration is found throughout the house.
When entering the party, the first thing we see is this peculiar Christmas decoration. This eight-pointed star is found throughout the house.
The eight-pointed star is nearly identical to the star of Ishtar.
The star at Zeigler’s house is nearly identical to the ancient symbol of the star of Ishtar.

Knowing Kubrick’s attention to detail, the inclusion of the star of Ishtar in this party is not an accident. Ishtar is the Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war and, mostly, sexuality. Her cult involved sacred prostitution and ritual acts – two elements we clearly see later in the movie.

“Babylonians gave Ishtar offerings of food and drink on Saturday. They then joined in ritual acts of lovemaking, which in turn invoked Ishtar’s favor on the region and its people to promote continued health and fruitfulness.”
– Goddess Ishtar, Anita Revel

Ishtar herself was considered to be the “courtesan of the gods” and had many lovers. While inspired in bed, she was also cruel to the men that got attached to her. These concepts will constantly reappear in the movie, especially with Alice.

During the party, Bill and Alice go their separate ways and are both faced with temptation. Alice meets a man named Sandor Szavost who asks her about Ovid’s Art of Love. This series of books, written during the times of Ancient Rome, was essentially a “How to Cheat on Your Partner” guide, and was popular with the elite of the time. The first book opens with an invocation to Venus – the planet esoterically associated with lust. Interestingly enough, Ishtar (and her equivalents in other Semetic cultures) was considered to be the personification of Venus.

Sandor drinks from Alice's glass. This trick is taken right out of The Art of Love - maybe because its a subtle way of telling Alice that he wants to exchange fluids with her.
Sandor drinks from Alice’s glass. This trick is taken right out of  Ovid’s The Art of Love. It sends Alice a message that is not very subliminal: “I want to exchange fluids with you”.

Sandor’s name might be a reference to the founder of the Church of Satan: Anton Szandor Lavey. Is this Kubrick’s way of saying that this man, who urges Alice to cheat on her husband, is a part of the occult elite and its decadent ways? The Hungarian man is apparently skilled in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) as he nearly hypnotizes Alice with well calculated phrases about the futility of married life and the necessity of pursuing pleasure.

Meanwhile, Bill is discussing with two flirtatious models who tell him that they want to take him to “where the rainbow ends”. While the meaning of this enigmatic phrase is never explicitly explained in the movie, symbols talk for themselves.

Rainbows Everywhere

Rainbows and multicolored lights appear throughout the movie, from the beginning to the end.

The name of the store where Bill rents his elite ritual costume: "Rainbow". The name of the store under it: "Under the Rainbow".
The name of the store where Bill rents his costume is called “Rainbow”. The name of the store under it: “Under the Rainbow”. Kubrick is trying to tell us something…Something involving rainbows.

As if to emphasize the theme of multicolored rainbows, almost every scene in the movie contains multicolored Christmas lights, giving most sets a hazy, dreamy glow.

Almost every time Bill enters a room, the first thing we see a multicolored Christmas decoration.
Almost every time Bill enters a room, the first things we see are multicolored Christmas lights.
Sometimes Christmas lights are the often source of light on set.
Sometimes Christmas lights are the focal point of attention.

These lights tie together most scenes of the movie, making them part of the same reality. There are however a few select scenes where there are absolutely no Christmas lights. The main one is Somerton palace – the place where the secret society ritual takes place.

Sharply contrasting with the rest of the movie, the Sommerton palace is completely devoid of multicolored lights. Everything there looks sharp and crisp, contrarily to the hazy feel of the outside world.
Sharply contrasting with the rest of the movie, Sommerton  is completely devoid of multicolored lights. Everything about this place is in sharp opposition with the “outside world”.

In Eyes Wide Shut, there are therefore two worlds: The Christmas lights-filled “rainbow world”, where the masses wander around, trying to make ends meet and the other world… “where the rainbow ends”-  where the elite gathers and performs its rituals. The contrast between the two world give a sense of an almost insurmountable divide between them. Later, the movie will clearly show us how those from the “rainbow world” cannot enter the other world.

So, when the models ask Bill the go “where the rainbow ends”, they probably refer to going “where the elite gathers and performs rituals”. It might also be about them being dissociated Beta Programming slaves. There are several references to Monarch mind control (read this article for more information) in the movie. Women who take part in elite rituals are often products of Illuminati mind control. In MK Ultra vocabulary, “going over the rainbow” means dissociating from reality and entering another persona (more on this in the next article).

The models ask Bill to leave this fake facade of the "rainbow world" (there's a Christmas tree right behind them) and go to indulge in the debaucherous rituals of the occult elite.
The models ask Bill to leave the “rainbow world” (there’s a Christmas tree right behind them) to indulge in the debaucherous rituals of the occult elite.

Behind the Curtain

Bill’s flirting with the models is interrupted when Ziegler calls him to his bathroom. There, we get a first glance of “where the rainbow ends” – the dark truth about the elite.

Bill finds Ziegler in his gigantic bathroom dressing up and an almost unconscious woman.
Bill meets Ziegler in his gigantic bathroom. The man is dressing up and is with a naked unconscious woman…who is not his wife.

If we rewind a little, when Bill and Alice first entered the party, they were welcomed by Ziegler and his wife in a room filled with Christmas lights. We saw two respectable couples talking about respectable things in room full of enchanting lights. But when Bill goes “where the rainbow ends” (notice there are no Christmas lights in the bathroom) we see reality: Ziegler with a Beta programming slave who overdosed on goofballs. When the woman gains consciousness, Ziegler talks to her in an odd, paternal matter, highlighting the fact that he’s the master and she’s the slave. The luxurious setting of this scene is Kubrick’s way of saying that extreme wealth does not necessary equal high morals.

Ziegler then urges Bill to keep everything he just saw a secret. The world “where the rainbow ends” must never be revealed to the outside world. It operates in its own space, has its own rules and depends on the masses’ ignorance.

Questioning Marriage

While Alice ultimately rejected Sandor’s advances, she was nevertheless enticed by them. The next day, Alice tells Bill that she could have cheated on him at the party. When Bill tells his wife that he loves and trusts her, she completely loses it. She then proceeds to tell him a story about how she was once ready to cheat on him with a naval officer she met in a hotel. This cruel story highlights the “Ishtar” side of Alice as she brings up in her husband feelings of jealousy, insecurity, betrayal and even humiliation. In short, Alice purposely summoned everything that is negative in relationships to pop Bill’s “love bubble”. This wake-up call prompts Bill to embark in a strange journey around New-York city, one that has multiple level of meanings. That strange night will ultimately lead him to the exact opposite of a monogamous relationship: Anonymous, masked copulation with strangers in a ritual setting. Bill’s journey will be further analyzed in the second part of this series of articles.

Conclusion of Part One

The first part of this series about Eyes Wide Shut took a broad look at Bill and Alice, a modern couple that has the “privilege” of brushing with the upper-echelon of New York. While everything appears great on the surface, Kubrick quickly tells the viewers to not be deceived by appearances and to not be impressed by exhibitions of wealth. Because, behind the “rainbow world”, exists a dark and disturbing reality, one that Kubrick exposes in many subtle ways throughout the movie.

While Bill and Alice are simply “guests” in the elite circle, they are nevertheless fascinated and attracted by it. They see in this lifestyle a way of fulfilling their dark and secret needs. In the next part of this series, we’ll look at the occult meaning of Bill’s journey – a story told by subtle symbols peppered throughout the movie.


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AT ZIEGLER'S PARTY THERE HAPPENS SOMETHING STRANGE. WHEN ALICE GOES TO THE TOILET YOU CAN SEE A COUPLE BEHIND HER. A MAN WITH GREY HAIR AND A WOMAN WITH LONG BROWN HAIR AND WEARING A RED DRESS. WHEN THE COUPLE ENTERS A DOORWAY THE WOMAN LOOKS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. WAS THAT DOORWAY A PORTAL ? WAS THE WOMAN A SHAPESHIFTER ? IT'S ONE OF THE MOST MYSTERIOUS SCENES IN THE MOVIE.

Probably indicates she is a sex slave who has alternate personalities. She becomes the sex slave after crossing the doorway.

Regarding Kubric"s death… I think he may have been a freemason, as he came from a non religious family and may have been interested in the mystery religions. Perhaps the elite masons gave him a lot of money for filming, if he would put their symbols and concepts in his movies. I think he was a humanist, and may have secretly objected to their cruel mind control and facist NWO ideas. I think the masonic elite knew exactly what he was doing with Eyes Wide Shut, providing him with real beta slaves to include in the movie, and told Kubrick to film their sex ritual to help usher in the NWO for the year 2000. Kubric may have died from heart disease, as it is a silent disease, or the elite may have been planning all along to kill him as a ritual sacrifice 666 days before January 1, 2001… Read more »

Kubrick was killed for exposing the elite's sadistic rituals, such as Pier Paolo Passolini was murdered when he made Salò or the 120 days of Sodom and his trilogy of death got interrupted. The elite doesn't want people to know about their "leisure and prayer" practices.

Bill is a doctor, an important figure in controlling the population. We revere and respect them for their knowledge and expertise, but the irony is that Bill is as naive as a child in this movie. Doctors dispense mind-controlling drugs and suppress the anger of the people. They are an important tool for the elite, which is why they enjoy their perks. However, doctors are still at the bottom of the pyramid, and Bill makes this discovery. In the beginning and throughout the film we see the power he can exert over the common people, such as how he checks the pulse of an attractive topless woman, even though that is totally unnecessary. We are led to believe that, as a doctor, he has some sort of psychopathic sexual confidence that makes him irresistible to other women. However, that is something he was not born with. It was given to… Read more »

Well noted. Also, in the costume shop, as a doctor, he can not help the man with his hair falling out. ‘Not my kind of expertise’ Uses a fancy word, and that’s it. Guess doctors are only here to control the sheeple!

Thank you for your article!! I was so intrigued by this film I can’t wait to learn more.

I also studied film for a year in university, exclusively, and money was one motif I couldn’t help but notice. Every money-exchanging (taxi-cab) scene that would normally be cut from a film was left in, and I kept wondering why… I can’t believe I didn’t associate his name! So much to dig into with this film, actually excited to read all of the comments and thoughts. I’m sure I’ll learn much more… Like why did all of the girls have red-hair? There has to be a reason.

Because they were supposed to be under age

It’s disappointing, however, that this article mentions the infamous ‘illuminati’. From rapstars to priests, this group has been re-invented in popular culture. My prestigious Professor of Christianity, who I studied beneath, affirmed that the society had long been lost. Any affiliation claimed was false. If there was an ‘Illuminati’, it would have originated far from it’s origins. I believe her.

I believe you need to re-evaluatethe Iilluminati as your eyes are wide shut.

The illuminate uses the radio, TV, movies, and especially the internet in order to weave the web. Lucifer is the illuminated one, he has organized followers. You should be able to see him as easy as you see creation; do you? Lucifer is the name of the Telescope the Vatican recently built. The gates of BAAL are being set up where there are obelisks.

Not just the long gone illuminati. This piece references NLP – and the science is long in on that one – total bollocks. The manipulation ends at the point you pay to do the course…. What next? Bilderberg?? Or lizards?? LOL

My girlfriend and I saw this movie when it came out – in the theater. I remember being blown away by it. I did not know what the multicolored lights meant but my eye was attracted to them. I knew they meant something or were there for s reason. The one thing I remember is that my girlfriend and I both got up during the movie, left and went to a bathroom and had sex. Its like we were subliminally made to go do it. Wild! Thanks for the article.

What is disturbing about this movie to me is when I saw it maybe 10 years ago I thought how weird and f****d up. I thought what a strange and truly disgusting and gross reality. It never occured to me that this isn't just a movie but this may actually be true. The more and more I learn the more and more I want to get into the heart of Mordor and burn the damn ring. It is awful and sickening and disgusting to take away the love of two people and make it into a sick ego-centric fuckfest where it is all about sick selfish desires. Their is no love in that you might as well squeel and grunt and put your orriface into a pig. No offence to the pig. But I see the soulless godless confused and downright insane products of our enviornment. Love is the answer.… Read more »
Eyes Wide Shut is a blurring of reality, movie and deception, set up from its first scene. The film is not only about Bill and Alice. It’s about Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and other real world realities such as money, infidelity, class structure and American society. When viewing the film in this way, much is revealed and nothing is subtle. Kubrick lays it all out in the open, on screen: 1) cinematic infidelity, 2) ritualized sex slavery, 3) the masked elite (“I could tell you their names but I don’t think you’d sleep so well at night”), 4) sex, drugs and watching movies as an escape from reality for the non-elite masses, 5) the required code of secrecy as price of admission to money and a place of elite influence in the world, which if you break it you are killed off, and, 6) money as the ultimate tool… Read more »

Great analysis and insight!

By the way, from Sonata to the costume shop across the street by taxi cab/ his journey to oz. Over the rainbow just like Dorothy that's whybthe three bandmates are not playing the right instruments((costumes of the three lion scarecrow tin man) entering oz…

He tim eyes wide open on that one john tiny uncle says its not me like the snake of Montgomery fords

The meaning of the movie is very simple and if you don't have your eyes wide shut, Kubrick literally tells you the meaning in large print.

We are all LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.

Despite the fact that we may have perfect lives, loved ones, money, good looks and all you could want, we self medicate with drugs stashed in "band-aid" boxes. We yearn for adventure and sex with strangers. Too foolish to see that what we already have should be good enough for us, really we should all just feel LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. This is why the film ends with Nicole literally telling the audience the meaning of the film. Nothing is hidden. Yet humorously, hardly anyone "got it." They all have their eyes wide shut.

In the newspaper Bill is Reading, After the ceremony the cover Story says “Lucky to be Alive”

In this film, Kubric externalized the hierarchy and, for those who have eyes to see, exposed secrets and implicated specific individuals–Much of the film will remain unseen.

I had seen this movie on cable a few times, always catching it at the same parts, the cloak and masked Tom Cruise, or the bedroom scene with him and Nicole Kidman discussing some weird dream and it would never catch my attention because I simply didn't see head to tails. Finally tonight as I always do with movies I don't get the meaning of, I Googled it and read the Wikipedia post on it, and finally I understood some of it and even thought… well, a happy ending. But as this article entails, I knew there was more to the movie that met the eye. I always got a feeling of uneasiness while watching the little bits and pieces I had seen each time and it felt almost uncomfortable. The odd colored Christmas lights, the ritual with the masked people with the prostitutes (with flat arses) , the Russian… Read more »

Ive heared that Kubricks made this movie revealing personnel experiences that he had with the illuminati. Theres also been theories that he helped the US with the filming of the moon landing and thats how he got into the world of the occult. But when he realized that some people that helped film the moon landing had mysteriously died he became paranoid and thats when he became a shut in. In the movie the shinning he reveals that he was involved in the filming of the moon landing. Thats why i believe he did this movie to reveal the truth to the public and why eventually they killed him. VC should make an article on Kubrick.

Perhaps the rainbow theme is ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ where the public live in a dream reality which is not the real world at all because they have been fooled by films, fashion and science.… The eilite have many inventions 50 yars ahead of what the public know and they have no clue about red shield and money…
Hartford could be Hartford Connecticut where a lot of the illuminatti are said to be based.

Awesome article!!!!!

One of my favorite movies. No one wants to know the truth for the most part. People hear reading do. And that's good.

This is fantastic, thank you!

"crossing the rainbow" is a term for astral projection into the spirit world. this is used in all magick and experts can actually accomplish a lot with this act similar to lucid dreaming. the metaphor is: our world is Black&White and the spirit world is rainbow

The "Ars Amatoria" of Ovid is NOT a ""How to Cheat On Your Partner" guide". Rather, it's about how to find and keep a partner in the first place.

Ever since reading this article I've since seen the eight-pointed star of Ishtar not only on Jay-Z's medallion, but also in an animated children's movie called "Secret of Kells" which I saw today for the first time. Boy, there is a LOT going on symbolically in this film, and a lot more that I am sure is going right over my head. The star of Ishtar plays a prominent role in the story; there are also obelisks, references to the illuminati (what they refer to as an "illuminator"), third eye references, and even the good 'ole 666 OK hand gesture flash at least twice in one particular scene. I wish VC would do a separate article on this movie alone. I came away from the movie feeling a bit peeved – as though there were too many hidden messages, inside-jokes, and double-entendres I wasn't being privy to.

I actually really liked that movie. I thought it was sort of positive. Being about medieval Illuminated Manuscripts and all…

I don't know if this has been mentioned but both Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise gave eulogies at Kubrick's funeral, which stuck me as incredibly odd especially considering the nature of the film in which they all worked together on and what turned out to be Kubrick's last.
Kubrick has always had a thing for putting hidden messages and meanings into his movies through the use of multi-layered subplots and uncharacteristic (hence purposely and perfectly placed) errors, like the JFK assassination in Full Metal Jacket, American Indian/Forefathers subplot into The Shinning and the ever continuing "Nazi" agenda into A Clockwork Orange and Dr Strangelove (the latter being obviously the most blatant example).
It is not a stretch to conclude that his final movie (whether he actually knew it would be his last curtain close or not) to be the most spectacular of reveals that Hollywood has ever seen.

There is a whole lot going on that this website can never get at, and that is these cultists all worship the planet Saturn and Venus because at one point in time Saturn was a brown dwarf sun, and earths original sun. There is way too much to explain, but if you google Saturndeathcult you will see what I mean

Great website. I second that recommendation!

It seems like in every room where there are christmas trees that he enters. He is offered pleasure. The first one was the wife's husband just died, and then out of nowhere she kisses him. in the second pic from this page was when he went in that prostitute's apartment and again was offered pleasure and he denied it. Maybe if the rooms didn't have the christmas trees and were cold, he would've done the deed because he wouldn't have been "over the rainbow"

Been waiting for this article since 1999

I absolutely love this article, and shared it with someone I met recently in Montreal. Hopefully she enjoys it as much as I do. Find me…

The World is a Lie.

I had seen this movie when it first came out and guess it didn't leave much of an impression. I couldn't remember much of it at all. HBO has it running now and I rewatched it last night and found it to be incredibly boring, adolescent and misogynistic. And I am most definitely not one who needs a shoot 'em up kind of movie. I normally enjoy quiet languid movies.

However, I must say, I find your analysis very compelling and certainly is making my reconsider my views of the movie while it's still fresh in my head. Looking forward to the rest of the analyses. I'm wondering if you pick up on the treatment of women in this film?

You accurately detected the misogyny because its there. The reason for it being there was hidden. Now you know.

message of this movie is pretty obvious :
love is standing in western societies on consomation

there are many things that are refreshing

a hot bath is refreshing

a good meal is refreshing

relaxing in a soft robe is refreshing

I am relaxing as I sit in this chair

I do not have to be asleep to find refreshment

I may not need as much sleep as I have formally said I do

If I were really in need of sleep I would be sleeping more

@Steven8, about the part where the modern Israel being controlled by the imposter Jews is correct they are called the Kharzai, and if we look deeper into history and those who have who are the true Jews betwn the Palestinians and those claims to be Jews and occupy Israel, it'll be the Palestines who would cut to be the most genuine Jews than the Pretenders Kharzanians who are spreading mischief, corruption, murder, Sexual obsinity in the world…

I'm very confused!!
Kubrik is… we can say, a cult director. I study cinematography.
this is a big deal for me 🙁

Respect

I think this movie has a lot of "secret" meaning on it, i also think it has to be watched several times to notice the different "signals" Kubrick left for us to discover, and Kubrick's death was quite awkward and i shall say frightening too. Love your analysis, found it really interesting.

i"ll try to explain why most people walk away from this film, not loving it, but also can't seem to articulate why. Problem with the movie is the critical scene which is the catalyst for the action in the second half of the film which just doesn't add up. Yes, both husband and wife get tempted at the party, but I doubt that's not something they encounter every day. Smoking hot woman, and good looking, affable doctor. Problem is, the film give us no basis to believe on any level, that a conversation between husband and wife (after husband declaring is unwavering love for her) would lead her to tell him that she was ready to leave him and her daughter to runaway with a sailor that she never me that was sitting in a hotel lobby. Even if it was true, there's little reason the director offers to explain… Read more »

I have a theory about the naval officer. Alice is named for Alice in Wonderland (the mirror she uses is the looking glass) and this story is used to program MKULTRA Monarch mind control slaves. So Alice may have been used or is still being used in these rituals. Naval Intelligence comes up over and over again as being heavily involved in mind control. The naval officer may have triggered Alice at the hotel to switch into beta mode, to have an affair with him. Perhaps he even got her involved with the rituals. Normally, a wife would never leave her husband for an unknown naval officer. But this officer may have known she was a monarch.

VC. Thanks for this amazing article. I am currently rewatching "Vanilla Sky". It seems to tie in with it. Or at least about mind programming.

Dr. Bill/ dollar bill conducive to my hatred of hippie.

please elaborate the "rainbow" and "p*******e" connection happening inside the "rainbow rental" after midnight. thanks.

The front for the movie could be simple one-eyed symbolism, two eyes but only one is open. Good analysis as usual.

You are correct that Tom Cruise's character is meant to be associated with money and the upper crust of society (hence, his occupation as a doctor); however, the name "Dr. Bill" does not mean "dollar bill." It is a play on words. "Dr. Bill" translates to "doctor bill," as in a bill from the doctor. Once again, another subtle way of tying in Bill Harford's connection to money through his profession, as doctors are often associated with "billing" people and taking their money.

Maybe Doctor Bill means ‘doctored Bill’ a reference to the fake money he spends with the elite printing all the money they need through the Fed…

sorry i know its not relevant to this article but could u write an article about ULTRAVIOLET movie too
thanx4 all ur hard work vc

The wedding ring is a symbol of Saturn.

must watch: The Wicker Man (1973)

No it isn't.

Putting the wedding 'Ring' on the finger is symbolic of the consummation of the marriage (so important, it used to have to be witnessed to ensure that it took place, so that there could never be any dispute later), just like the placing of the 'Crown' on the head of the Monarch is symbolic of the consummation of another form of marriage (you may be King, but we own you, by your Oath you are now OUR prykk, so don't you ever forget it!).

'Ring' and 'Crown' are the same.

There's more than enough hints in the designs of Crowns.

PS What do you think the 'stone' on a ring relates to (though it shouldn't be where it is – if it was where it should be, you wouldn't be able to wear it)?

A moon orbiting Saturn?

"Happiness, is a warm (g).(x)un(x) . . . . When I hold you, and feel my finger on your 'trigger' . . . "

There's a heck of a lot of nonsense spun around the old fertility rites that plagued this World for so long, with their slavery, human sacrifice, and cannibalism. Obviously those with a taste for Human, would like a return to those days.

So we will have to disappoint them. Won't we.

God is Love. If you do not feel Love, then you have moved too far away from God.

If you are that far away, move closer.

Maybe the lights represent PRISM. And the lack of lights represent the knowlegeable? Meaning all the scenes with rainbows are soul sucking data collection and the others are the places that it is understood. Just a thought. PRISM you know light and refraction etc.

Some very interesting comments. In reading one of them, I realized something else related to EWS: it opened July 16, 1999–coincidently–the same day that JFK Jr. was killed, along with his wife and her sister.

Umm, about Venus (referring to what Ovid wrote), Venus was the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty. In other words, Venus is the Roman name for Ishtar, except that in Roman Pantheism, Venus had little to do with war. The war aspects of Ishtar were personified in the Roman Bellona. Thus, by referencing Ovid and Venus, they are making references to this same set of ritualistic beliefs as exercised by the Romans.

this is so good..I want to see the movie again. It has always enchanted me, and now I know why!

Jay-z mentions this movie in his new album. Ive never seen this though but im gonna watch now

I see an ongoing theme here about men whoring their daughters out. The International Order of the Rainbow club is an elite club for girls (a la masonic ties). We have the Greek costume shop owner of Rainbow Fashions who is selling his young daughter to the 2 Asian guys. We have the 2 women at the party who are presumably elite prostitutes (e.g., Rainbow members). Nicole is acting like a prostitute with the sailor, Mandy is a w***e, and Dr. Bill has countless brushes with hookers. Even the lady whose father passed away, is whoring herself out in hopes of moving up on the social scale (from her teacher boyfriend to Dr. Bill). And, Bill/Alice's little girl is being instructed with math problems about the amount of money two boys have. I won't even get into the symbolism of Dr. Bill (dollar bill) and Gold (e.g., see the gold… Read more »

Yes! Dr. (dollar) Bill has basically worthless paper money printed up by the Federal Reserve (which isn't even federal) while the elite masonic satanic Luciferians have all the gold. Most of the gold we originally had in Fort Knox is now missing. The Shinning shows how our current paper money is worthless to buy a drink in the Gold Room (1920's) before Wilson inacted the Federal Reserve. Interesting that Kubric brings this concept up again in Eyes Wide Shut.
The rainbow is very important to the masons, and is involved in mind control, and wizard of Oz programming. It is interesting that the owner of the rainbow Fashions who pimps out his young daughter is doing this right next door to a masonic lodge. The p********a Lolita theme shows up again in this movie, and is connected to the elite.

It's very true, every single woman that is portrayed in Eyes Wide Shut is completely hell bent on sex, but in the same vain, so are the men. Ziegler and the prostitute, Dr. Bill running all over town trying to get his end wet and pretty much everyone else is either getting sex, looking for sex or watching sex.

Gold is also featured predominately in Kubrick's The Shinning, with the "Gold Room" in which the protagonist (or antagonist) Jack converses with the ghostly haunting's of the Overlook's past and where he is fully integrated into the hotel itself.
Is it a subtle hint that gold is (or the people who possess it are) inherently evil and that a person will also be consumed by the same force once he caves into the temptation of wealth and the power that comes with it? And to devastating and tragic ends?

"We have the Greek costume shop owner of Rainbow Fashions who is selling his young daughter to the 2 Asian guys. We have the 2 women at the…" And how do you know that the shop-owner is Greek? His surname is Mr Milich which is definitely not Greek. It's Polish-Jewish or German-Jewish. Certainly is Jewish from Eastern or Central Europe, not even Sephardic. Jewish shop-owner, ah the irony rofl. Ditto, that's why he stuffed Bill when he returned the costume. The stories I could tell you about them and their obsession with money, gold and so on. They own everything on earth, even the ones who hide their Jewish roots. That's why all those shiksas in Hollywood end up with Jewish men, so they can have a career. The Jewish men prefer shiksas on the other hand because their own women are quite unattractive -one of the reasons- and the… Read more »

The Christmas tree by itself already has a whole lot pf pagan symbolism

That's why I have given up on Christmas decorations and trees since ever.

I agree John and Maco. I was disappointed when I discovered that Jesus was not born on Dec 25, but probably sometime in summer. The Babylonian king, Nimrod, was born on Dec. 25.(Do a google search on Nimrod and Christmas). When he died, his mother/wife claims that a small tree grew larger overnight on the spot where he died, so he was reserected. Every Dec. 25 after, wrapped presents would appear under the tree, thus the origin of Christmas and the tree. The elite Luciferian masons are into Egypt and Babylon. Nimrod is their great idol who defied God and built the tower of Babel to be equal with God and the heavens. The masons claim they built the tower of Babel. The 8 pointed star in the Christmas party decorations represents Ishtar, Babylonian goddess of sex and love. Some think the Christmas tree resembles the shape of the pyramid.… Read more »

You can have a celebration whenever you want really. Why bother with calenders anyway?

Excellent article as usual. I also was/am aware of the deep and sometimes dark symbolism and meanings of this movie but it's always good to hear more analyses. Can't wait for part II either!

It would be good to focus on movies that program young people to the occult. Movies like "Harry Potter", or "ParaNorman", or "Jack the Giant Killer".

Paranorman was a good film and the climax was so sad – his character had to keep history from repeating itself

Harry Potter films are nice good fairytales. There's nothing occult about that.

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